Blue & Beyond #14 - A Recovering Bahamas: Discover the Best of the Exumas

As extreme weather events continue to surge around the globe on a seasonal basis, many of the world’s favourite cruising grounds have sustained frightening damage and destination. Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on September 1st 2019, causing devastating effects throughout the Caribbean. The worst-hit areas were Abaco Islands and the Grand Bahama area, and global relief efforts have poured in, helping the area and its inhabitants to recover.

By Gemma Fottles • 21 November 2019
It’s no secret that the Caribbean and Bahamas have been affected by extreme weather in recent years, and the knock-on effect of the storms has, understandably, resulted in a decline in tourism activity for many beautiful destinations whose economies depend on it. Although several areas across the Caribbean and the Bahamas have suffered, many of the region’s best superyacht cruising grounds are perfectly intact - and just as worth a winter sun yacht charter as ever.

One of the best ways for superyacht charter guests to make an impact is to choose a Caribbean or Bahamas charter. An Exumas yacht charter offers pristine, crystal waters, shallow waters, outstanding anchorages and a truly unique experience. Most of the islands are uninhabited, making for a particularly remote and off the beaten track experience with complete privacy. With 365 islands to discover in the Exumas, you can discover a new location every day. Here we look at the perfect Exumas cruising itinerary for your escape in the winter sun.

The perfect Exumas cruising itinerary

Start in the pirates’ playground of the Bahamas: Nassau. Bursting with colourful markets, exquisite seafood and a buzzing nightlife, kick off your Exumas yacht charter with a bang. Head south through the Exumas and start your day by swimming through the mesmerising tunnels and large coral ways of The Canyons.

Then arrive at one of the biggest draws of an Exumas yacht charter: Staniel Cay where you can swim with the world-famous pigs. On a Christmas superyacht charter, this special experience becomes even more unique and is one of the most unforgettable highlights you can have on any winter sun vacation. Move on to Thunderball Grotto - a spectacular cave in Staniel Cay and famous for being featured in James Bond movies.
Head to Bonds Cay the next day to rest on pristine beaches, play on the yacht’s water toys or discover an underwater paradise in the crystal-clear water that the Exumas are known for. Escape the crowds and discover secluded bays like Berry Islands for a more private experience. As the sun starts to set, enjoy a family-style beach BBQ on board your superyacht - or spend a day relaxing in the onboard spa before preparing for a sophisticated dining experience under the stars in the balmy Bahamas air.

See Bluewater’s selection of luxury yachts for an Exumas yacht charter including the 47m M/Y ENTOURAGE, 23m M/Y SILVER LINING, 26m M/Y TAKE IT EASY and the 2019-built 26m M/Y DOLCE VITA.
Contact our Charter Specialists now to book your Exumas yacht charter.
Do you want to contribute to disaster relief in the Bahamas and Caribbean? The organisations below are doing wonderful work in the area:

- Operation Topaz - Yacht Aid Global
- HeadKnowles Bahamas
- The Salvation Army